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Wed Jun 19, 2019, 06:10 PM

Satanic Temple invocation prompts protest, walkouts at assembly meeting

A member of the Satanic Temple offered an invocation at Tuesday’s Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meeting, prompting walkouts from about a dozen attendees and borough officials, and a protest outside the building.

The invocation was the first given by the Satanic Temple since the borough changed its invocation policy in November. The new policy allows for anyone in the borough to offer an invocation, no matter their religion. The change in policy came after the Alaska Superior Court found the former policy unconstitutional and in violation of the state’s constitution’s establishment clause.

In her invocation, Iris Fontana — a member of the Satanic Temple and the prevailing plaintiff in the lawsuit against the borough — called the room to be present, and for attendees to clear their minds. She asked listeners to embrace the impulse to eat from the tree of knowledge of good and evil.

“Let us demand that humans be judged for their actions,” she said.

Read more: https://www.peninsulaclarion.com/news/satanic-temple-invocation-prompts-protest-walkouts-at-assembly-meeting/

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TexasTowelie Jun 2019 OP
saidsimplesimon Jun 2019 #1
Chin music Jun 2019 #2
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Thomas Hurt Jun 2019 #4
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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 06:17 PM

1. My sympathies to Alaskan Democrats.

"Bat shit crazy" Republicans need an intervention, not fit for public office.

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Wed Jun 19, 2019, 06:30 PM

3. Proper respect for our flag

demands we do not kneel. We fought for ideas over ideologies once upon a time, long ago and far away.

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Response to saidsimplesimon (Reply #3)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 06:43 PM

4. Proper respect for constitutional right of free speech demands that we kneel, stand on tippy toe

turn your back, doff your hat or put your hand over your heart.

The flag is symbol not an idol to be worship.

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Response to Thomas Hurt (Reply #4)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 06:48 PM

5. Good point,

rumpublicans are using every tool to their advantage.

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